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Literacy in Kiswahili

ByKatie J. Alcock

Kiswahili belongs to the Bantu group of languages, a group found throughout Eastern, Southern, and Central Africa. Kiswahili is spoken as a first language in coastal, urban, and inland Tanzania and in coastal and inland Kenya; it is a lingua franca throughout East Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and parts of the former Zaire.